|About this Abstract
||Part C-1: Hydrometallurgy 2018
||The Betts Process at Trail Operation – Experiences from Over a Century of Operation
||Sara Fitzel, J. A. Gonzalez
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The Betts process for electrorefining of lead has been in operation since 1902 in the Trail Operations Metallurgical complex. The Betts process allows production of high purity lead in a single electrochemical step. Process improvements and plant expansions have taken place over the many decades of operation of this process which has proven to be robust, flexible, and capable of successfully treating a large range of anode bullion compositions. This paper reviews the history of the Betts lead electrorefining process, the innovations and quick industrial adoption of new discoveries that took place at the turn of the nineteen century and resulted in the implementation of a process that integrated very well with Trail Operations metallurgical needs then and now.
||Planned: At-meeting proceedings